This article canvasses the landscape of digital mental health tools for young people in Aotearoa, then provides tips for practitioners wanting to support patients to use them


Key points


  • Digital mental health tools can provide 24/7 information, practical strategies and evidence-based therapies, and they can cater for self-management, clinician-supported interventions, or a blended therapist-and-digital approach.
  • Digital tools in Aotearoa must be informed by evidence and demonstrate a commitment to the four principles in Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • Different tools will work for different people, so offer choices and support young people and their whānau to try more than one tool if needed.


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